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Uganda deports MTN chief executive over security concerns

Uganda’s security agencies and immigration department have deported the chief executive of the largest telecommunications company in the country over security reasons.

MTN prepares for share sale of Jumia

African online retailer Jumia is planning an initial public offering in New York this year that could value the business at about $1.5bn, according to people familiar with the matter.
File photo- Construction work at the Dangote refinery and fertiliser site in Lekki Lagos. Company complying with Local Content Act

Official: Completion of Dangote refinery will help Africa’s sloppy economy

Nigeria and other African countries would soon heave a sigh of relief from the sloppy economic situation occasioned by price instability with the imminent completion of the Dangote Refinery and other modular refineries in Nigeria.

Minister urges private sectors to support research and innovation in tertiary institutions

The private sector in the country has been urged to show more interest in supporting researches and innovations in universities and research institutions.
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has tackled the Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, over an alleged negligence to their welfare, which borders on payment of bursary, issuance of scholarship, improved condition of learning and grants for special students (Law and Medical students). The students body also raised the alarm to threat to lives of its leadership particularly of its President, Comrade Danielson Akpan.

NANS warns officials against insubordination

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has warned its officials to shun any act of insubordination and indiscipline that will affect the defence of students’ rights across the country.

Lai Mohammed: No shortcut to wealth, success

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has admonished Nigerian youths to be focussed and assiduous and shun any kind of shortcut to wealth and success.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Minister: President Buhari committed to nation SDGs for education

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on Wednesday reaffirmed the commitment of President Muhammadu Buhari towards achieving the sustainable Development Goals, (SDGs).
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Google and Facebook spend more than ever on US lobbying efforts

Alphabet’s Google disclosed in a quarterly filing on Tuesday that it spent a company-record $21.2 million on lobbying the U.S. government in 2018, topping its previous high of $18.22 million in 2012, as the search engine operator fights wide-ranging scrutiny into its practices.
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Carlos Ghosn pledges not to flee Japan if granted bail

Carlos Ghosn, the ousted Nissan chairman held in Tokyo on charges of financial misconduct, has promised to remain in Japan if granted bail.
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Afghanistan’s incumbent president registers for re-election

President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday formally registered as a candidate for Afghanistan’s delayed presidential election, setting up a rematch with Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah in the July ballot.

JAMB registers over 300,000 candidates in one week

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has registered over 300,000 candidates for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in one week.
Governor Udom Emmanuel declares his intention to run for a second time as Akwa-Ibom governor at a rally... August 25, 2018. Twitter-MrUdomEmmanuel

Governor Emmanuel promises to implement new minimum wage

Akwa Ibom State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, has assured that the state government will ensure the full implementation of the proposed new minimum wage for workers in the state.
Britain’s Andy Murray reacts after winning the fourth set during his men’s singles match against Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut on day one of the Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne on January 14, 2019. (Photo by SAEED KHAN - AFP)

Andy Murray likely to have statue erected – Wimbledon chief

Two-time Wimbledon champion Andy Murray is likely to be honoured with a statue at the historic Grand Slam venue, the All England Club’s chief executive told the BBC.
People walk past an Apple store in Beijing on December 11, 2018. – Apple stores in China continued with business as usual on December 11, despite a Chinese court-ordered ban on iPhone sales that could hurt the US tech firm in one of its most crucial markets. (Photo by GREG BAKER / AFP)

Apple cuts revenue forecast on weak China sales

Apple Inc on Wednesday took the rare step of cutting its quarterly sales forecast, with Chief Executive Tim Cook blaming slowing iPhone sales in China, whose economy has been dragged down by uncertainty around U.S.-China trade relations.

Forte Oil: Femi Otedola to sell 75 per cent holdings in downstream

Majority shareholder in Forte Oil, Mr. Femi Otedola has concluded arrangement to divest his full 75 per cent direct and indirect shareholdings in the firm’s downstream business.
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Malabu scam: Eni, Shell aware of corrupt payments – judge

An Italian judge, Giusy Barbara, found out on Monday that Eni and Royal Dutch Shell were fully aware that their 2011 purchase of Nigeria’s Oil Prospecting Lease (OPL 245) would result in corrupt payments to Nigerian politicians and officials.

NEXIM Bank to disburse $1bn to Nigerian exporters, others

The Nigerian Export-Import Bank has entered into a $1bn trade facilitation pact with the African Export-Import Bank for Nigeria and other West African countries.

2019: Ooni urges Nigerian youths not to give up on their leaders yet

His Imperial Majesty, Ooni of lfe, Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, has urged Nigerian youths not to give up on the leaders yet, insisting that there are still leaders with the love of Nigerians at heart among the present crop of politicians and state chief executives.

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PDC suspects sabotage in postponement of elections

The chairman of People Democratic Change, PDC, Anambra state, Prince Isaac Onuka, has expressed shock at the postponement of the general elections, stating that it’s party suspected sabotage from either inside or outside the agency.

ASUU president, others say polls postponement sad, embarrassing

Some stakeholders in the education sector have expressed disappointment over the sudden postponement of the Presidential and National Assembly elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission.
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Election postponement: Governor Obaseki calls for calm in Edo

Governor Godwin Obaseki of Edo state has called on residents of the state to remain calm against the background of the rescheduling of the general elections by Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

REC: Zamfara election materials secured at CBN

The Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), in Zamfara, Dr. Asmau Maikudi, has said that security is being beefed up at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) office in Gusau where elections materials are kept.
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Election postponement: Psychiatrist urges calmness to prevent health issues

A consultant psychiatrist, Dr Maymunnah Kadiri, says there is need for the citizenry to remain calm to forestall possible health challenges that could arise from the sudden postponement of the general elections.